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Motorcycle Track Guide: Jerez

Any track hosting a Grand Prix can’t be entirely shabby. Jerez has long been a MotoGP favourite and there are good reasons why

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Submitted by Niall Mackenzie on Wed, 21/07/2010 - 12:32

Motorcycle Track Guide: Jerez

Since its first international bike meeting in 1986 it’s been a firm favourite with every racer I know and trackday riders love it just as much. You’ve might have witnessed a few last lap Grand Prix confrontations at Jerez over the years, (Doohan and Criville, Rossi and Gibernau are two that spring to mind). I was battling for third with Alex Criville and Kevin Schwantz when Criville made a desperate move on me a few corners before the chequered flag.

The spectators thought I had knocked him off so I was stoned (really?) on the slowing down lap, booed onto the rostrum and booed off the rostrum. Some key features you’ll notice are the UFO style race control on your right as you exit the pit lane, the fantastic sweep onto the back straight and the mega-fast double rights behind the pits. The track is billiard table smooth, flanked with acres of run-off and to top it all you’ll most likely be basking in hot sunshine between sessions.

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